When we take our kids to the library or bookstore, we see an ocean of children's books which assume a heteronormative family structure. In recent years, we have seen a small but vital stream of books emerge which reflect more diverse families. But we need more!
This project grew out of direct experience with needing to answer childrens’ questions about their own origins and those of their friends. This book offers some unique features...
1. Gender-neutral discussion of biology (For example, "Some bodies make teeny tiny sperm, and some bodies make teeny tiny eggs...")
2. Visual representations (Gives kids an illustrated understanding of concepts like sperm/egg donation, surrogacy, adoption, divorce, fostering, etc.)
3. Focus on storytelling (On a hand-painted rainbow of pages, readers are introduced to children with diverse family structures through simple stories about daily life. Young readers can easily relate to topics like sand castles, halloween costumes, and making breakfast!
The parents in this book are lesbian, gay, bisecual, straight, and transgendered. There are foster parents, step-parents, and grandparents, and parents who are single, married, and divorced. You will also see sperm donors, egg donors, surrogate mothers, and birth parents. Parents and kids interested in the facts of their own origins, or simply wanting to expand their knowledge of diverse families, will enjoy this book.